Program Details

An Uncommon King showing at the Angelika Film Center, Dallas

May 8 / 7:30 PM - May 8 / 9:00 PM


An Uncommon King tells the story of a young Tibetan, Mipham Rinpoche, as he attempts to overcome language, cultural and personal obstacles to take over from his wild pioneering father (Trungpa Rinpoche). He is an “Earth Protector,” part of a lineage of spiritual kings. When greed and aggression tip the balance of nature and society, he is called upon to continue his father’s work to transmit the antidote – teachings on how to bring about a good human society and help others learn to rule themselves. And the key is meditation. Rinpoche now heads up Shambhala International, the Buddhist organization founded by his father. An Uncommon King was shot over 17 years in Tibet, India, China, Europe and North America.

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Q&A led by members of Dallas Shambhala and special guests follows the screening.

Screening Partners

Dallas Shambhala Mediation Center, Dallas Videofest, Rudra Meditation Meetup, Moonlady Dallas , Dallas Meditation Meetup


Showing will be 7:30 to 9 pm at:

Angelika Film Center

Mockingbird Station

5321 East Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, TX 75206

Ticket  $12


What Viewers Are Saying

By blending archival materials and on-location footage from Tibet and North America, An Uncommon King offers a revealing gaze into the life, background, and aspirations of the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, current head of Shambhala. The film firmly situates his father, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala, and the Sakyong into the millennial tradition of Tibetan Buddhism while emphasizing their role in our contemporary world toward establishing an “enlightened society”. Wonderful film.
:: Changchub Dorje

This is a superb film that needs to get out there and be seen by as many people as possible.
:: Meg Vigerstad

It is a beautiful and revealing movie. I love it so much.
:: Marjolaine Robert

Brings the Sakyong’s extraordinary life into focus: fantastic Tibet footage, ordinary human interaction, love, history – it’s all there.
:: Dori Digenti

Saw the film at Dorje Denma Ling – incredible! I cried! I cheered! It took my breath away.
:: Tom Berthoff

This so very touching and inspiring. Hearing the stories of great practitioners is such a gift. Contemplating what I’ve heard of Rinpoche’s life fills me with awe and a desire to practice without wasting a second. I eagerly await watching this with the other monastics at Gampo Abbey. Major gratitude and congrats!
:: Loden Nyima

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